Wholesale Solar sells surface pumps from Dankoff Solar, Highlifter Water Systems, Lorentz, SHURflo and SunPumps.
Surface pumps are designed to pump from a shallow source such as a pond or river, however need filtration as they can be sensitive. These pumps can also be utilized to pump from a holding tank into the water system of a house including a pressure tank. Surface pumps always have a dry run switch for protection if water source dries up
The suction lift for surface pumps is no more than 20 feet.To figure out the suction lift, subtract a foot for every thousand feet you rise in elevation.
A Suction Lift exists when the liquid is taken from an open atmosphere tank where the liquid level is below the centerline of the pump suction.
Pressure/booster pumps are a type of surface pump that need a pressure tank in series in order to run.